Defence and Decolonisation in South-East Asia

Britain, Malaya and Singapore 1941-1967
Author: Karl Hack
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136839089
Category: Social Science
Page: 341
View: 2848
This book explains why British defence policy and practice emerged as it did in the period 1941-67, by looking at the overlapping of colonial, military, economic and Cold War factors in the area. Its main focus is on the 1950s and the decolonisation era, but it argues that the plans and conditions of this period can only be understood by tracing them back to their origins in the fall of Singapore. Also, it shows how decolonisation was shaped not just by British aims, but by the way communism, communalism and nationalism facilitated and frustrated these.

Reports from a Wild Country

Ethics for Decolonisation
Author: Deborah Bird Rose
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868407982
Category: History
Page: 235
View: 4491
Explores some of Australia’s major ethical challenges. Written in the midst of rapid social and environmental change and in a time of uncertainty and division, it offers powerful stories and arguments for ethical choice and commitment. The focus is on reconciliation between Indigenous and ‘Settler’ peoples, and with nature.


The British Experience since 1945
Author: Nicholas White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317701801
Category: History
Page: 222
View: 6714
This updated Seminar Study provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. The eclipse of the British Empire has been one of the central features of post-war international history. At the end of the Second World War the empire still spanned the globe and yet by the mid-1960s most of Britain’s major dependencies had achieved independence. Concisely and accessibly, the book introduces students to this often dramatic story of colonial wars and emergencies, and fraught international relations. Although a relatively recent phenomenon, the end of the British Empire continues to spawn a lively and voluminous historical debate. Dr. White provides a synthesis of recent approaches, specially updated and expanded for this edition, by looking at the demise of British imperial power from three main perspectives the shifting emphases of British overseas policy the rise of populist, anti-colonial nationalism the international political, strategic, and economic environment dominated by the USA and the USSR. The book also examines the British experience within the context of European decolonisation as a whole. Supporting the text are a range of useful tools, including maps, a chronology of independence, a guide to the main characters involved, and an extensive bibliography (specially expanded for the new edition. Decolonisation: the British Experience since 1945 is ideal for students and interested readers at all levels, providing a diverse range of primary sources and the tools to unlock them.

Decolonisation and After

The British French Experience
Author: Georges Fischer,W. H. Morris-Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136277889
Category: Political Science
Page: 370
View: 7751
Published in the year 1980, Decolonisation and After is a valuable contribution to the field of Politics.

British Government Policy and Decolonisation, 1945-63

Scrutinising the Official Mind
Author: Frank Heinlein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135284342
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 6065
This book is an in-depth study of the importnace of the Empire-Commonwealth in the two decades after WWII for Britain's self-image as a great power. By studying a wide range of debates on general and specific imperial problems, the book highlights the "official mind" of decolonization - and of late imperialism.

Decolonisation and Criticism

The Construction of Irish Literature
Author: Gerry Smyth
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745312323
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
View: 3985
Irish literature and poetry is rich with expressions of national identity and pride. Looking back at two centuries of Irish literature, this book examines the effects of British colonization and decolonization on the construction of Irish identity in literature. Drawing on a wealth of non-Irish writers -- including Frantz Fanon, Gayatri Spivak and Edward Said -- to illuminate the issues that arise from colonial oppression, this volume contributes to current debates on colonialism and post-colonialism in Irish scholarship.

Decolonisation and the British Empire, 1775–1997

Author: David George Boyce
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 134927755X
Category: Decolonization
Page: 317
View: 5673
Combining an analysis of the ideas and policies that governed the British experience of decolonisation and shows how the British political tradition was integral to the way in which the empire was regarded as being transformed rather than lost.

Crime, Aboriginality and the Decolonisation of Justice

Author: Harry Blagg
Publisher: Hawkins Press
ISBN: 9781876067199
Category: Law
Page: 232
View: 5717
Electronic format available at, Aboriginality and the Decolonisation of Justiceexplores contemporary strategies which might diminish the extraordinary levels of imprisonment and victimisation suffered by Aboriginal people in Australia.The book argues that enhancing Aboriginal ownership and control over justice and justice-related processes is a key factor and focuses on ways this can be achieved. It explores the potential for 'hybrid' initiatives in the complex 'liminal' space between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal domains, for example Aboriginal community/night patrols, community justice groups, healing centres and Aboriginal courts.Harry Blagg disputes the relevance of the western, urban, criminological paradigm to the Aboriginal domain, and questions the application of both contemporary innovations such as restorative justice and mainstream models of policing.He also refutes allegations that Aboriginal customary laws condone violence against women and children, pointing to the wealth of research to the contrary, and suggests these laws contain considerable potential for renewal and healing.

Emerging from Empire?

decolonisation in the Pacific
Author: Donald Denoon,Jude Shanahan,Australian National University. Division of Pacific and Asian History
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 3717

Decolonisation and the Pacific

Author: Tracey Banivanua Mar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110703759X
Category: History
Page: 268
View: 1348
This book charts the previously untold story of the mobility of Indigenous peoples across vast distances, vividly reshaping what is known about decolonisation.

Decolonisation of Legal Knowledge

Author: Amita Dhanda,Archana Parashar
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136517723
Category: Law
Page: 316
View: 3255
First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Policing and Decolonisation

Politics, Nationalism, and the Police, 1917-65
Author: David Anderson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719030338
Category: Political Science
Page: 227
View: 9758
This study looks at the problems facing the imperial police forces during the acute political dislocations following decolonization in the British Empire, from Ireland to India and in the Asian and African colonies. This book examines the changing roles and experiences of the police forces involved.

The Transformation and Decline of the British Empire

Decolonisation After the First World War
Author: Spencer Mawby
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137387521
Category: History
Page: 192
View: 2004
Spencer Mawby offers a fresh perspective on the current literature and historiographical debates surrounding the end of the British Empire. Adopting a thematic approach, Mawby analyses the nature of anti-colonialism, domestic arguments regarding the empire, security and intelligence, relations between capital and labour and the movement of people.

Decolonisation, Globalisation

Language-in-education Policy and Practice
Author: Angel Lin,Peter W. Martin
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853598241
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 204
View: 5976
This volume brings together scholars from around the world to juxtapose the voices of classroom participants alongside the voices of ruling elites with the aim of critically linking language policy issues with classroom practice in a range of contexts. The volume is suitable for postgraduate students, researchers and educators in a range of areas.


Author: Ashley Wood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780170244046
Category: Civilization, Modern
Page: 160
View: 1076
DECOLONISATION has been developed especially for senior secondary students of History and is part of the Nelson Modern History series. Each book in the series is based on the understanding that History is an interpretive study of the past by which you also come to better appreciate the making of the modern world. Decolonisation is the term used to describe the process of the breakup of empires and the establishment, or re-establishment, of nation states. After 1945, the European imperial powers, such as France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands, responded to the demands of their colonial subjects for independence. The nature of the demands for independence ranged from peaceful agitation and negotiation, as in British India, to bloody and protracted wars, as in French Indochina. Regardless of the path to independence, the outcome was the establishment of dozens of new nation states in Africa and Asia after the Second World War. This transformation is most clearly illustrated in the membership of the United Nations. Formed in 1945 with 51 member nations, drawn mainly from Europe and the Americas, by 1970 the United Nations' membership had more than doubled to include 127 countries. Most of these new members were recently decolonised nations in Africa and Asia. Developing understandings of the past and present in senior History extends on the skills you learnt in earlier years. As senior students you will use historical skills, including research, evaluation, synthesis, analysis and communication, and the historical concepts, such as evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, significance, empathy, perspectives and contestability, to understand and interpret societies from the past. The activities and tasks in DECOLONISATION have been written to ensure that you develop the skills and attributes you need in senior History subjects.

Decolonisation of Materialities or Materialisation of (Re-)Colonisation

Symbolisms, Languages, Ecocriticism and (Non)Representationalism in 21st Century Africa
Author: Nhemachena, Artwell,Kangira, Jairos
Publisher: Langaa RPCIG
ISBN: 9956763942
Category: Social Science
Page: 338
View: 3656
Contemporary scholarly discourses about decolonising materialities are taking two noticeable trajectories, the first trajectory privileges establishing “connections”, “relationships” and “associations” between human beings and nature. The second trajectory privileges restoration, restitution, reparations for colonial dispossessions, lootings and disinheritance. While the first trajectory presupposes that colonialism was merely about “separation”, “alienation”, and “disconnections” between human beings and nature, the second trajectory stresses the colonialists’ dispossession, disinheritance and privations of Africans. Drawing on contemporary discourses about materialities in relation to semiotics, (non-)representationalism, rhetoric, ecocriticism, territorialisation, deterritorialisation and reterritorialisation, translation, animism, science and technology studies, this book teases out the intellectually rutted terrain of African materialities. It argues that in a world of increasing impoverishment, the significance of materialities cannot be overemphasised: more so for the continent of Africa where impoverishment “materialises” in the midst of resource opulence. The book is a pacesetter in no holds barred interrogation of African materialities.

Cultures of Decolonisation

Transnational Productions and Practices, 1945-70
Author: Ruth Craggs,Claire Wintle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719096529
Category: Colonies
Page: 274
View: 5875
What were the distinctive cultures of decolonisation that emerged between 1945 and 1970? What can they tell us about the complexities of the 'end of empire' as a process? How did they reflect and influence the processes of dramatic geopolitical change wrought by the dismantling of European empires? 'Cultures of Decolonisation brings together studies of visual, literary and material cultures to explore these questions.

A Trial Separation

Australia and the Decolonisation of Papua New Guinea
Author: Donald Denoon
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921862920
Category: History
Page: 228
View: 2574
When it came in September 1975, Papua New Guinea's independence was marked by both anxiety and elation. In the euphoric aftermath, decolonisation was declared a triumph and immediate events seemed to justify that confidence. By the 1990s, however, events had taken a turn for the worse and there were doubts about the capacity of the State to function. Before independence, Papua New Guinea was an Australian Territory. Responsibility lay with a minister in Canberra and services were provided by Commonwealth agencies. In 1973, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam declared that independence should be achieved within two years. While Australians were united in their desire to decolonise, many Papua New Guineans were nervous of independence. This superlative history presents the full story of the 'trial separation' of Australia and Papua New Guinea, concluding that -- given the intertwined history, geography and economies of the two neighbours -- the decolonisation project of 'independence' is still a work in progress.


A Search for Alternatives
Author: Adesh Pal,Anupam Ratan Shankar Nagar,Tapas Chakraborty
Publisher: N.A
Category: Decolonization
Page: 323
View: 4311
On the English education in India; papers presented at a seminar.

British Decolonisation, 1918-1984

Author: Richard Davis
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443853240
Category: History
Page: 170
View: 860
Few subjects have aroused more controversy in recent years than that of empire, and that of the British Empire in particular. Few other subjects are of greater importance to today’s world. How the British Empire was created and maintained, and the impact it had on both the colonised and the colonisers, have been the source of long-running and heated debates amongst historians, politicians and in the media. For several decades it has been analysed from numerous different perspectives, providing a wide range of differing interpretations. Over recent years, new studies have extended the scope of imperial history into previously ignored fields that have significantly added to our understanding. Imperial history can, therefore, no longer be regarded as the exclusive realm of the political historian, or the reserve of an essentially British approach. The British Empire was complex. Each of the far-flung components that made it up had its own particularities. At various times and in various places it took on different forms and had different meanings. It affected people across the globe in a multitude of ways. This inevitably produces a multi-facetted picture. The large number of actors, in Britain and in the colonised world, who played a part in its history adds to this impression. As a consequence, it is difficult to come up with one, all-encompassing, history of the British Empire. All these aspects of the British Empire are apparent in the story of how it ended. What precisely decolonisation was, how it came about, and what it meant for the British and for those who gained their independence, varied considerably from one part of the Empire to another, and from one period to another. How these changes came about, how independence was won across the colonial world, and how it was resisted, are dealt with here across a selection of different case studies. Understanding how the British Empire collapsed tells us a great deal about what this Empire was and about its legacy in today’s world.